Op-Eds

Sep 26, 2011

Sorting Out the Postal Service’s Future

Washington is talking about another bailout - this one involving an institution that no American will be surprised is seeking one: the U.S. Postal Service. Many in the capital are dead-set on a taxpayer-funded bailout, even threatening mail stoppages and more if they don’t get their way. It is no secret that the Postal Service is in need of overhaul and modernization, and Congress must play a key part in addressing the problem immediately. But a bailout costing taxpayers any money is wrong ...

  • Postal Reform
Sep 23, 2011

Are the New Patent Reform Rules Fair?

Are the new patent reform rules fair? Yes. With invention, progress, and time comes the need for change. In observing changes taking place in a truly global economy, moving to a "first-to-file" system is clearly the better option for inventors and our economy. Before I began my career in Congress ten years ago, I built a consumer electronics business. The basis of my business, however, wasn't electronics--it was ingenuity and creativity that led to patents. I have 37 U.S. patents registered ...

  • Regulation & Jobs